Turn your old sweatshirt
into a dog/lamb/kid goat bed
Hi, Have you ever wondered what to do in a pinch
when you need a place for the newborn in the barn or you just forgot the dog’s
bed while camping? The instructions
below I grabbed from the internet, quite some time ago. I made my pillow bed and what I did is in red. See
my picture(s) of my finished bed below.
You will need: an
old sweatshirt, bed pillow, polyfill or other stuffing, one lucky dog.
1. stuff sleeves and shoulder/collar area of sweatshirt
(you might need to put in a few stitches to create a "pocket" in the
body of the shirt.) I used rolled up old kitchen towels
2. insert pillow
through bottom of shirt. I used an old bed pillow
3. stitch end of
sleeves together I only added enough stitches to keep the cuffs together. See the black thread…...
4. attach pillow "ring" to bed bottom with a
few stitches. Enjoy! Ok, I did not end up with a “pillow ring”
and I did add a few stitches to close the head hole in the
sweatshirt. But in the end, I have a
quick bed for either my dog, or a little one that needs help from the barn. This will get them up off the floor on a
cold winter’s day.
Parker is about 40 pounds
and the sweatshirt I used is a 2XL.
Here is Parker on the bed; he really did not understand “why” I wanted
him to lay down on the bed. He earned
some treats from me, by doing this.
This bed only took me 20
minutes to put together. What a quick
bed to make when you are in a hurry. This bed is completely washable for future